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Eid Dahiyat

Eid Abdallah Dahiyat
Minister of Education
In office
24 October 2011 – 26 April 2012
Minister of Education
In office
20 June 1991 – 20 November 1991
Minister of Sports and Youth
In office
27 April 1986 – 10 January 1988
Personal details
Shoubak, Jordan
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the United States

Eid Dahiyat (Arabic: عيد الدحيات) (born 1945) is a Jordanian politician, critic and academic.

Life and Education


Dahiyat was born in Shoubak, Ma'an Governorate, in 1945 where he first received his elementary education.[citation needed] This was followed with a secondary education in the Ma'an Secondary School.[citation needed] Dahiyat then attended the University of Jordan, where he earned a BA in English literature, graduating in the class of 1967.[citation needed]

Dahiyat worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of English Literature at the University of Jordan from 1968 to 1970.[citation needed]

This was followed by a Fulbright scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning his MA and PhD by 1973.[1]

Academic career


Dahiyat served in numerous academic positions in Jordan. He taught as a professor at the University of Jordan's English department, before being promoted to dean and later to vice president of the University of Jordan's academic affairs.[citation needed] This was followed by the positions of founding president of Al-Ahliyya Amman University and an eight-year role as the president of Mutah University from 1997 to 2005.[citation needed] Dahiyat also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Amman Arab University, Applied Science Private University and Mutah University.[citation needed]

Dahiyat is an Arabic academic in the field of Renaissance Literature and has written papers on the topic published in American and British Research journals, and is the author of 4 books in both Arabic and English.[citation needed]

Dahiyat is also a member of Jordanian and Arabic literary circles and associations, and is the recipient of Jordanian literary awards.[1]

Political career


Eid Dahiyat was appointed Jordan's Minister of Youth in Prime Minister Zaid al-Rifai's Cabinet in 1986, and Jordan's Minister of Education in Prime Minister Taher al-Masri's Cabinet in 1991.[citation needed]

More recently, he was appointed as minister of Education in Prime Minister Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh's Cabinet formed in 2011.[citation needed]

He served as the deputy prime minister.[1]



Education first order, Jordan 1993.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Saltus |". Archived from the original on 5 June 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
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